MNEA Charitable Funds

Missouri NEA Charitable Funds 

CHEER Fund

Contribution Form | Request for Assistance

Through its Humanitarian Outreach Project for Education Fund, Missouri NEA assists members, students and schools.

The HOPE Fund is designed to provide relief to victims of natural disasters; relief to the poor, distressed or underprivileged; and research and implementation of projects that address critical needs in education.

The HOPE fund also provides financial assistance for educational-related supplies to schools that have been damaged or destroyed by fire or natural disaster.

Requests for assistance should be made by a current Missouri NEA member and directed to MNEA President by completing the application form.

The HOPE Fund accepts charitable contributions. You may designate your contribution for a special cause or in honor/memory of a loved one. Missouri NEA will send a notice of the contribution to the recipient(s) indicated on the contribution form. You can either choose to contribute online with a credit card or download a mail-in form (pdf). Contributions are tax deductible. 






HOPE Fund

Contribution Form | Request for Assistance

Caring Help for Education Endeavors by Retirees was formed by MNEA-Retired to be a public benefit by enhancing the learning conditions of Missouri's children. CHEER will provide opportunities for MNEA-Retired members to reach out to public school district employees, particularly early career educators, and provide financial and material resources such as, but not limited to the following: 

  1. Providing needed school supplies for classrooms or teachers. 
  2. Enhancing work spaces for teachers and school personnel.
  3. Funding literacy projects.
  4. Funding teacher training opportunities.       
  5. Promoting volunteerism.
  6. Participating in programs that relieve poverty.
  7. Promoting school readiness.

Contributions to the CHEER Fund are tax deductible as a charitable contribution. This form is to be used only if you wish to use a credit/debit card for your contribution. If you prefer to donate with a check, please download the printable form and send with your check made payable to MNEA-Retired CHEER Fund to MNEA-Retired, ATTN: CHEER, 1810 E Elm Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Please contact  Tracy Flaherty for more information at 1-888-968-4820. 

A CHEER Fund Request application must be received by Feb. 1 each year. The MNEA-Retired President or designee(s) will review applications before funds are awarded. If applications are approved, applicants and sponsors will be notified around March 15 and funds will be awarded soon after. 

Complete online or 
print and complete a paper form and send to MNEA-Retired Cheer, 1810 East Elm, Jefferson City, MO 65101.



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Share your story

Even though we are not at school supporting Missouri students, members continue to help every day during this crisis. MNEA wants to share your stories as we struggle through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are hearing about members who are continuing to care for their students by

  • volunteering at school district Grab & Go meal distribution centers and food drives
  • providing child care for essential medical staff
  • shopping for the elderly so they don’t have to leave the safety of their homes

Your stories help show that educators don’t stop caring. Please send your stories with pictures to MNEA at coronavirus@mnea.org, so we can share them. You can post to social media, making sure you tag @MissouriNEA and use the hashtags  #MNEAheroes and  #MNEAprotects.